Today Is Sexually-Explicit Day

from the enjoy-all-that-spam dept

Last month, the FTC announced that they were helping to legalize porn spam by saying that you could go ahead and send out porn spam all you wanted as long as the subject line read "SEXUALLY-EXPLICIT". Well, today is officially the day when that rule goes into effect. A quick glance through my spam filter shows, indeed, a few spam messages labeled properly (I'm not opening them, so I have no clue if they follow the other rules of CAN-SPAM). Still, I imagine this rule makes little to no difference to most spammers. Some will put the phrase in the subject line, some will misspell it, some will ignore it completely - and we'll all still be inundated with spam.

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